Publications, policies and reports

The following publications, policies and reports offer some insight into the increasing research, commercialisation and enterprise activities led by Edinburgh  Innovations (EI) at the University of Edinburgh.

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Celebrating innovation at Edinburgh

Celebrating 40 years of innovation at the University of Edinburgh

Publication to commemorate a celebratory event highlighting 40 years of achievement in innovation at the University of Edinburgh from the creation of one of the UK's first industrial liaison offices in 1969, its evolution into Edinburgh Innovations in 1998 and the accelerating knowledge transfer activities since then. [Published November 2009]

Economic Impact of Commercialisation

Economic Impact of the University of Edinburgh's Commercialisation Activity 2012

This economic impact report was commissioned from independent consultancy company, BiGGAR Economics, to undertake an economic impact analysis of the commercialisation activity supported by Edinburgh Innovations (EI) at the University. [Published May 2012]

Exploitation of research

Exploitation Efficiency Report 2013

The annual Exploitation Efficiency Report by the University of Edinburgh makes a comparison of the exploitation efficiency of Scotland's universities against US universities in 2012-13. This report highlights the strong performance in the commercialisation of research by Scottish universities, a trend that has been maintained since 1995/96 when the first such report was compiled. [Published May 2015]

Intellectual Property

University Policy on Exploitation of Intellectual Property

This policy document sets out basic principles that govern the University of Edinburgh’s approach to potentially exploitable intellectual property (IP) arising from research and scholarship by University employees. [Published April 2014]

University of Edinburgh Position Statement on Intellectual Property

This position statement highlights how the University of Edinburgh, through its commercialisation office, Edinburgh Innovations, is encouraging the commercialisation of research and highlights the extensive work undertaken to build value into the IP that emerges from the University’s research base. [Published December 2011]

Essential Medicines Position Statement

When licensing technology and medicines for commercial purposes, the University bears in mind its commitment to advancing development and health in the world’s poorest countries. We, therefore, seek to include in our licences (where possible) provisions to increase availability of medicines at affordable prices and expect our commercial partners to co-operate with this policy. [Published March 2009]


Code of Practice for Research

The University of Edinburgh has formally adopted the UK Research Integrity Office’s Code of Practice for Research. [Published October 2011]

Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2011-12

EI’s report on Social Responsibility and Sustainability related research funding, licensing and company formation at the University of Edinburgh during 2011-12. [Published October 2012]

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